5411 Empanadas

Restaurants , Argentinian Lakeview
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Mushroom empanada at 5411 Empanadas

5411 is the city's most stylish food truck, so the clean lines and mod furniture in its storefront are no surprise. It's tight in here—there are only 13 seats—but if you can score a four-top and bring some wine, you've got the makings for a good BYOB dinner. Start with veggie options, like the thyme-heavy mushroom-and-blue-cheese, and ease into the heavier meat options (beef simmered in malbec). And don't cheap out on the sauces. These empanadas are flaky, but they're nothing without chimichurri.

Venue name: 5411 Empanadas
Address: 2850 N Clark St

Cross street: at Orchard St
Opening hours: 11am–9pm Sun-Thur, 11am-10:30pm Fri, Sat
Transport: El stop: Brown,Purple (rush hrs) to Diversey. Bus: 22.
Price: Average empanada: $2.25
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Erin Delahanty

Save yourself some time and just order one of each empanada from the get-go, you really can't go wrong with any of them!

sara f

The bacon, date and goat cheese empanada sounds a little weird... but I swear it is the best empanada you will ever taste. The Lakeview location is perfectly small and BYOB. There is literally no better way to end your day than with a couple of fried dough pockets and a beer.